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Overview

Introduction to Clayton, California

Clayton, California is 5 miles SE of Concord, California (center to center) and 20 miles NE of Oakland, California. It is in Contra Costa county. The city is part of the Oakland metro area. 

Clayton History

Joel Henry Clayton, along with his two brothers, laid out the foundations of city of Clayton in the year 1857. The town was named after Joel Clayton after a coin toss made him a winner against his brother Henry Norton. An initial effort to incorporate the town failed in 1960, but following a rekindling of the Clayton Revolution, the area was incorporated officially in the year 1964. With this, Clayton became the 13th city in Contra Costa County.

Clayton and nearby Attractions

  • Clayton Historical Society Museum
  • Clayton City Hall
  • Peacock Creek
  • Oakhurst Country Club
  • Clayton Park

Things To Do In Clayton

Visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city of Clayton can take a tour of the museums, halls and other memorial buildings. The city has some beautiful creeks like the Peacock Creek, the Donner Creek and the Back Creek. The Oakhurst Country Club offers a range of entertainment facilities for the visitors. One can also visit the Clayton Park and the Clayton Community Ballfields with family and friends. Shoppers can browse through the numerous shops at the Clayton Station Shopping Center.

Clayton Transportation

The local airport is the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport.

Clayton Higher Education

Los Medanos College is the local college.

People

Total Population 11,497
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,380
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 60%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.5%
Median Earnings25+ $78,442
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $43,684
Median Earnings With High School Degree $60,313

Wealth

Median Family Income $141,250
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 9.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $2,372
Median House Value $600,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
US/American 0.4%
English 14.1%
Irish 19.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Concord, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles NE of Oakland, California
County Contra Costa
Standard Zip Codes 94517
Phone Area Codes 925
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.941
Longitude -121.934

Clayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT DIABLO JUNCTION
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 56 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Station MARTINEZ WATER PLANT
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 55 to 87 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 19.5 inches
Station UPPER SAN LEANDRO FLTR
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 58 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 52 to 73 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Antioch 107,501 $70,583
Concord 126,268 $79,566
Danville 43,410 $161,650
Pittsburg 66,947 $66,430
Pleasant Hill 34,155 $109,381
Walnut Creek 66,799 $116,350

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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